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5 big earnings reports: Snap stock battered on sales warning

By Davit Kirakosyan

Investing.com -- Snap shares dropped some 15% premarket today after it warned of a first-quarter revenue drop. Here are 5 of the biggest recent earnings reports, all covered in real time on InvestingPro.

Snap beats Q4 estimates but expects revenue to fall

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) said Q4 EPS was $0.14, better than the consensus of $0.11, while revenue of $1.3 billion (flat year-over-year) was in line with expectations. DAUs increased 17% year-over-year to 375 million.

But the company said 2022 was a challenging year, as it continued to experience the impact of macroeconomic headwinds, platform policy changes, and increased competition, and expects the operating environment to remain challenging, as it sees these headwinds persist throughout Q1.

Given uncertainties related to the operating environment, the company didn’t provide expectations for revenue or adjusted EBITDA for Q1. The company shared its internal forecast which assumes revenue to decline 2%-10% year-over-year in Q1, noting that it had observed a year-over-year decline in revenue of approximately 7% quarter-to-date.

Following the results and guidance, UBS downgraded Snap to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $10.00. Its price target was lowered at several brokerages, including at Goldman Sachs (to $8 from $10), Barclays (to $15 from $18), and Credit Suisse (to $13 from $16), as well as Truist Securities (to $8.00 from $10.00) and Evercore ISI (to $12.00 from $14.00).

Shares were recently changing hands at $9.82 premarket.

Vodafone CEO promises to 'do more' following weak Q3

Vodafone's (LON:VOD) interim CEO Margherita Della Valle pledged to improve results after Q3 revenue growth slowed due to weak performance in key European markets.

Service revenue organic growth dropped to 1.8% year-over-year to €9.52B, due to declines in customer levels in Germany and price competition in Italy and Spain. However, the UK saw an increase in service figures by 5.3% on an annualized basis to €1.8B due to resilient demand and price hikes. This led to a quarterly total organic group revenue growth decrease to 2.7% from 4.1% in the previous quarter.

Vodafone ADRs (NASDAQ:VOD) were trading more than 3% lower premarket today.

Advanced Micro Devices stock gains on Q4 beat & in line guidance

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) shares were up nearly 5% premarket today after the company reported its Q4 results, with EPS of $0.69 coming in better than the consensus of $0.67.

Revenue grew 16% year-over-year to $5.6B, compared to the consensus of $5.52B, driven primarily by growth across its embedded and data center businesses and partially offset by lower revenue from chips for laptops, PCs, and gaming systems.

For Q1/23, the company expects revenue in the range of $5B-5.6B, compared to the consensus of $5.48B.

Following the results announcement, several Wall Street analysts raised their price targets on the stock, including KeyBanc with a new price target of $95.00 (from $80.00), JPMorgan with a new price target of $82.00 (from $70.00), and Morgan Stanley with a new price target of $87.00 (from $77.00).

Goldman Sachs said it remains constructive on the stock given its expectation for significant market share expansion in server CPU and the potential for margin improvement in H2/23 and 2024 driven by higher volumes and better mix vs. H1/23, while noting that the competitive landscape in PC and the near-term correction in Data Center will potentially weigh on investor sentiment.

Match Group shares plunge on Q4 miss & disappointing outlook

Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) shares fell more than 9% premarket today after the company reported its Q4 results, with EPS of $0.30 coming in worse than the consensus of $0.46. Revenue fell 2% to $786M, compared to the consensus of $786.89M. Overall payers declined 1% year-over-year to 16.1M.

For Q1/23, the company expects revenue to be in the range of $790M-$800M, worse than the consensus of $816M. For full-year, the company reaffirmed its focus on delivering 5%-10% year-over-year growth, in both Match Group's total revenue and Tinder Direct revenue.

Western Digital shares drop on Q2 earnings & guidance miss

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) shares plunged more than 4% premarket today after the company reported its Q2 results, with EPS of ($0.42) coming in worse than the consensus of ($0.14). Revenue was $3.11B, compared to the consensus of $2.99B.

For Q3/23, the company expects EPS in the range of ($1.70)-($1.40), compared to the consensus of ($0.30).

The company also announced that Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) had purchased $900M of its convertible preferred stock together with Elliott Investment Management at an initial conversion price of $47.75 per share. Both companies were granted board seats.

Liz Moyer, Yasin Ebrahim, and Scott Kanowsky contributed to this report.

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